Frank Gohlke was born in Wichita Falls, Texas, in 1942. In 1967 he abandoned the study of literature to become a photographer, encouraged in his decision by Walker Evans, who saw his first photographs, and Paul Caponigro, with whom he studied informally at his home in Connecticut. Gohlke has received two fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, two from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Fulbright Research Grant to Kazakhstan in 2013–14. His work has been exhibited and collected internationally, including three solo shows at the Museum of Modern Art. Gohlke’s books include Measure of Emptiness (1992), Mount St. Helens (2005), Accommodating Nature (2007), Thoughts on Landscape (2009) and Landscapes as Longing with Joel Sternfeld and Suketu Mehta, published by Steidl in 2016.